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The Little Penguin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

On top of the cliff, a flash of black and white,
A trail of icy mist lies in its wake.
It hurtles o'er the edge and out of sight,
A penguin's life and much more is at stake.

For this li'l penguin had the thought in his head,
The flippers by his side were really wings.
The thought ne'er crossed his mind he could be dead,
For flying seemed as easy as swimming.

Inspiration had come when he saw another fly
Away from a thrashing killer whale's jaws.
He thought, If they can do it, so can I!
Though it defied all Mother Nature's laws.

Before hitting the waves he finally started to glide,
He didn't quite fly but felt like it inside.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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poeticlove143 said...
May 8 at 12:25 pm
It have a deep and wonderful meaning. You  did amazing
 
SaphiraBrightscalesThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:37 am
So interesting and the title dragged me to read it. Penguins <3   Plus the poem goes like a story which I love.
 
Bballstar98 said...
Jan. 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm
I really like it so much! You rock!
 
PerfectMGymnast This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm
beautifullly written!! i love the ending!!!
 
KaitlynCallahan said...
Apr. 17, 2011 at 5:25 pm
I love this! Awesome use of imagery, congrats on getting in to the magazine!
 
Mariaelena said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm
I like penguins too.  Nice imagery.
 
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